ISLAMABAD: Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali will take oath as the new Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) on September 10. According to a notification issued by the Supreme Court, incumbent Chief Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja will retire on September 9, after which Justice Jamali will take oath as the new CJP.
Justice Jamali was born on December 30, 1951 in Hyderabad, Sindh. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Sindh in 1971 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law in 1973 from the same university.
He was enrolled at the Sindh Bar Council as an advocate of lower courts in 1975 and an advocate of the Sindh High Court in 1977. He was enrolled as an advocate of the Supreme Court in 1987. He also served as a lecturer at Hyderabad Law College for about two years.
Justice Jamali took oath as a judge of Sindh High Court in May 1998. He is also one of the judges who refused to take fresh oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order No 1 of November 3, 2007.
He was elevated as judge of the Supreme Court on August 3, 2009. He also served as Acting Chief Election Commissioner from July 3, 2014 to December 4, 2014.